Are there ever moments during your day when you just crave something sweet, but no matter how hard you search your cupboards and fridge, nothing seems satisfying enough to beat your craving? That's a regular occurrence for me. And though I'll admit that usually I end up just walking out of the kitchen in frustration, on occasion, I work up the motivation to bake myself something. If you can't find what you're looking for, you may as well take matters into your own hands, right?
This is my go-to recipe in those situations. These brownies are probably the fastest and easiest treat to get in the oven as quickly as possible. And the best part? Hardly any dishes. Now that's my kind of treat.
But don't let their simplicity fool you. These brownies are good. They're fudgy but not too rich. They're soft but have the most delicious crunchy edges. They're cakey but still get the perfect flaky top on them. Mmmm. Perfection.
Next time you get a craving, make them. I dare you. You won't regret it. Not for one second.
ONE POT BROWNIES
1/2 cup of butter
6 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 cup of white sugar
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
2/3 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
optional mix-ins: skor bits, crushed smarties, various nuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized saucepan, melt the butter on low heat. Remove and whisk in cocoa powder until smooth. Mix in the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until smooth. Add the chocolate chips and any other add-ins. Pour into a greased 8"x8" baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clear. Allow to cool. Enjoy!
I'd love to hear about it if you give these a try! Leave a comment below. Happy treating, friends!